22 February 2019
Born at the Canary Gin Bar, the Bath Distillery opened in 2013 - the city's first in 250 years. Check out their video and go behind-the-scenes below!
Don't forget you can view the range of Bath Distillery's gins here!
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20 February 2019
At the heart of the Langham Estate sits the magnificient Bingham's Melcombe Manor house, Grade I listed and little changed since the reign of Edward VI. Acquired by John Langham in 1980, Bingham's Melcombe became the centre point for the Langham Agricultural Enterprise, today comprising over 1,000 hectares.
The Langham vineyard was originally established by John Langham on a very...
18 February 2019
The Sekforde story started one lazy summer afternoon in the heart of old London,
just down the road from Charles Dickens' bank at No. 18 1/2 Sekforde St. which
is where the mixers take their name from.
by the lack of ways to enjoy her favourite spirits, founder Talula set out to
create a better way to enjoy them. The result was Sekforde,...
15 February 2019
Set against the backdrop of the Somerset countryside, and unconstrained by stylistic guidelines and led by flavour, Wild Beer celebrate traditional techniques whilst embracing a sense of modernity in their brewing. They want to give your customers a truly memorable drinking experience, altering their perceptions of beer and thrilling their tastebuds.
The wild nature of their beers is seen in...
14 February 2019
Here at Nectar we never stop looking for new and exciting
products to keep your bars refreshed, and it's no different when it comes to
wine! Our range continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our customers
and ensure we've got right wines for you.
For me one of most exciting new additions has to be the 2014
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a spiced rum from Rockstar Spirits.
For the past decade, founder Thomas G Hurst had a dream to quit his day job and create the perfect spiced rum.
After two years, Pineapple Grenade Overproof Rum was created. The spirit is imported from Guyana and distilled at a strength of 65% ABV. When...
12 February 2019
Kate, our Soft Drinks Buyer's pick of the month is a range of delicious lemonades from Hullabaloos.
Hullabaloos' lemonades were created to make your customers smile. They keep things simple with their traditional methods and natural recipes, with each bottle being made by hand in the Somerset countryside using real ingredients.
Their efforts haven't gone unnoticed - 2017 saw them receive...
11 February 2019
In 2012, co-founder Hamish Martin and his wife Liberty bought a derelict
plot of land on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it was there they laid the roots of
the Secret Herb Garden.
The Secret Herb Garden has over 600 naturally
grown and tendered varieties of herbs that have been used in the production of
many wonderful natural products: candles, beer, wine, and herbal salts...
07 February 2019
Michael, our Beer and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is a fruity, tropical beer from The Five Points Brewing Company.
The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent company based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. Their brewery and barrel ageing room is located in the Victorian railway arches beneath Hackney...
With a passion for craft beers and ales, founder Surj Virk
wanted to provide an alternative choice to the culinary habit of lager with
spiced foods and was inspired to create a refreshing, easy drinking ale that
truly complemented his favourite dishes.
to be a premium ale brewed here in the UK, Empress Ale has taken its
inspiration from both Indian and British Heritage....
06 February 2019
Founders Ed &
Robyn began Square Root Soda from their kitchen in 2012, selling ginger beer at
a local farmers market. Soon they began producing new flavours every week, they
enlisted the help of their 1920s delivery tricycle Elsie, and began peddling
around London serving the thirsty crowds at KERB street food markets.
by the demand for their soda, in 2013 they founded...
05 February 2019
Wimbledon Brewery was started in 1832. Their philosophy is to utilise the best English brewing traditions and brewing ingredients.
New to Nectar is their Pitbull Pale Ale. Brewed in collaboration with English Rugby legend Brian Moore, this is a special edition beer which fully deserves to share its name with Brian's nickname - Pitbull - a beer that is...
04 February 2019
Be in with the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to this year's Craft Beer Rising, February 21-23rd at The Old Truman Brewery, London!
All you have to do to be entered into the draw is buy any of Big Hug's beers from their range before Sunday 17th February.
Big Hug's Matt and Dan met whilst both...
31 January 2019
Bloom Gin is distilled at the G&J Distillery in the North West of England, where they have been producing gins of outstanding quality since 1761. During its 250-year history, only seven Master Distillers have fulfilled the role which is now carried out by Joanne Moore, one of the world's first female Master Distillers, and internationally revered expert in the...
29 January 2019
Without is the delicious new brew from St Peter's Brewery in
Suffolk. It's malty, full-bodied and bursting with flavour - just as you'd
expect from a finely brewed ale.
years in the making, St Peter's Without is a real, bona-fide choice even for
the most ardent beer drinker as it is brewed to the exact same standards as
their favourite craft ale, but...
Turner Hardy & Co. is the result of 15 years of lively
banter fuelled by Eddie Turner and Hugo Hardman's love of proper foods and the
perfect Bloody Mary.
Having worked in and been supplying the pub, bar and
restaurant industry for many (many) years, the two were fed up with the poor
quality and often from concentrate tomato juice that was the base...
Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, London,
brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. Their
brewery and barrel ageing room is located in the Victorian railway arches
beneath Hackney Downs railway station.
24 January 2019
Hunts are a Devon cider maker with a long tradition and
heritage, stretching back over 200 years. They use the highest quality Devon
cider apples, fermenting fresh bitter-sweet apple juice each Autumn.
They have maintained traditional methods whilst embracing
modern machinery and processes. Combined with their passion for cider, this
allows their skilled craftsmen to make handcrafted, authentic Devon cider with
a unique and refreshing...
22 January 2019
The Cotswolds is full of rich history, stunning scenery,
charming old towns and great hotels and dining. It had everything but a working
distillery... that was until Cotswolds Distillery's founder acquired the site.
When Dan first found the site, it was in a bit of a state -
their team set about restoring the buildings to working order, landscaping the
grounds and then creating...
We're proud to sponsor the final of Winchester Cocktail Week's Bartender competition, the Winchester Cup! If you would like to enter or be at the live battle-final on Monday 4th February keep on reading...
Applications are now open for the Winchester Cup cocktail competition. Organised by the Winchester Cocktail Week team in collaboration with the UK Bartenders' Guild (UKBG),...
21 January 2019
it's a real thing!
It all began in The US, where the 21st January is
celebrated as National Hug Day - it would be rude for Big Hug Brewing to not get involved.
In celebration of that and #TryJanuary, why not try one (or more) of Big Hug's beers with a 10% discount offered all week.
Their brand new addition...
15 January 2019
Teetotal drinks are brought to you by The Temperance Spirit Company from Yorkshire and informed by spirit of Carrie Nation - a terrifyingly 6'4" tall leading light of the American temperance movement, known for smashing up taverns with a hatchet.
They don't take her seriously, and they quite like her dedication - it matches theirs (without the aggression, of course).
14 January 2019
Flawsome! Drinks, based in Wales, is on a mission to reduce food waste by transforming imperfect fruit into
As well as reducing food waste, they also support the farmers
growing the produce which would have otherwise been disc
11 January 2019
January has rolled around and it's that time of year where
we all turn our attentions to new year resolutions. Personally whilst I'm all
about the "new year new me" (6th year in row I've decided to run a
marathon - marathons completed: 0) I'm also a staunch realist. So, if like
me, your record #DryJanuary effort is around the 4th, I have...
10 January 2019
Born from the inspirational pub and beer scene of Brighton, Laine Brew Co brews beer imbued with a love of flavour, experimentation and good times.
Their beers are unfiltered , unpasteurised and uncompromising - meaning more flavour and more love.
Laine Brew Co's hub is its 45 BBL brewery in Adversane, Sussex. It also operates an experimental Brew Lab...
09 January 2019
Soft drinks buyer's pick of the month is a range of light sodas from Dalston's.
was set up in Passing Clouds nightclub in East London by a group of friends in
2012. Soon after, former chef Duncan began blending, mashing and infusing the
first drinks completely by hand using ingredients sourced from local markets.
Nectar this month is Dalston's new Lights...
07 January 2019
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a rich gin from the Bath Distillery.
Down a cobbled street in he heart of Bath lies a veritable gin palace - the home of the Bath Distillery.
The Bath Gin Company is Bath's first gin distillery for over 250 years, after stills all over the city were effectively stopped by the...
13 December 2018
Our Mixologist's Diary is back, and this edition we headed to bustling Brizzle to chat about two of our favourite topics - food and (of course) drink with Will Price from Mugshot as he prepares for the Christmas onslaught.
If you've not been to Bristol in the last year you've missed this fantastic independent restaurant and bar with a...
10 December 2018
Mariah Carey is back on the radio, mince pies mountains have
formed in the bakery aisle and I'm wrestling with whether or not it's acceptable
to get my Dad socks - again. It must be the festive season! At this time of
year sales of dessert wines always spike as drinkers up and down the land look to indulge in something sweet.
Only two weeks to go until Christmas, and we hope you're having a busy season!
Avoid running out of stock, get your orders in and make sure you've got plenty for the couple of day's we're closed for on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day!
In the meantime, why not come behind the scenes in this short video...
20 November 2018
Once the preserve of the special occasion more and more UK
drinkers are turning to fizz for their tipple of choice - and why not!?
Bursting with bubbles and lively
flavours they can bring a bit of sparkle to your mid-week, as much as the
weekend. This month we'll take a look at some of the different
styles available and highlight my personal faves!
I'm here as your modern-day wine buff or #MDWB for short, to chat simply about wine, a drink I love and can't get enough of!
Throughout the year I'll be offering advice on tipples of the moment and what works well with food. Let's break through the jargon that sometimes trips everyone up (even if no one admits it).
12 November 2018
Nestled within the cobbled streets of Bath, is an underground bar that offers a chic blend of the old and new; whilst fun takes centre stage in their mixology ethos.
Circo Bar has one of the most extensive back bars, with a stunning array of cocktails on offer, as well as a comprehensive champagne, wine and spirits list, served...
With summer beaming at us from all angles, we chatted all things rum with Cat from Raoul's bar and caught up on what they're doing in Oxford, as part of our mixologist's diary.
Established in 1979, Raoul's Bar and liquor store is a space for Cat and the team to create. This is where their passion for mixology...
It's common knowledge that the UK is enjoying a gin revival, with an unprecedented array of craft gins launching in the marketplace, since Sipsmiths sparked important changes in the world of distillation back in 2009.
Around that time, Gary Whiter was about to embark on a Martini masterclass aboard the Queen Mary 2, while en route to New York. His...
World Whisky Day is around the corner, so in honour of the fine spirit we caught up with Callum Rixson and Ross Mullins from The Hideout in Bath to talk all things whisky and find out which of their 160 different styles of the 'water of life' is topping their bar this month!
Hidden away in the historical lanes of...
This month we'd like you to meet Lloyd Brown, who heads up the Grey Bear Bar company, a bar consultancy and training company as well as being brand ambassador and distiller for Porters Perfection vodka (he's a busy man!).
Having worked with us closely for nearly a decade, and previously run the Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel in Bridport...
In the heart of Cardiff is Lab 22, a unique venue offering a truly scientific approach to your sense of mixology enjoyment. Sleek and chic yet abundant in character, Lab 22 is the place where real magic happens. A place where elements collide and senses come alive.
Lab 22 encourages the extraordinary and encourages the unusual. A creative cocktail bar...
This August we're heading over to Beaconsfield to meet Hannah Wainwright of The Treehouse and Laurie Othen who have 'talked all things tequila' with us.
The Treehouse was first established in 2010 and is part of Drinkwell Bars, a small bar group in the Chilterns. The Treehouse specialises in fantastic cocktails, a proportion of which are made with products made...
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